The Five Spot: Queen Bey Is For The Children...Five Examples Of Beyoncé Blessing The Babies Like A Ray Of Sun
You don’t have to love, or even necessarily like, Beyoncé’s full musical catalog. From The Wudder’s critical standpoint, while she always showed flashes with songs and increasingly impressive live performances dating back to her early Destiny's Child days, she didn’t really start hitting her stride as someone whose albums you needed to hear front-to-back until probably “4”. And if we’re gonna keep it fully real, only the last two are bonafide legacy-making classics in the grand scheme of R&B or Pop.
What cannot be debated, is her being a supreme talent. A world-class singer/beauty/entertainer, an iconic superstar of the highest order. Someone who can do pretty much everything better than any person we pretend is her competition this week. Beyoncé just turned 35. She has been dominating the game for at least half her life on this planet, including this entire millennium so far.
She’s basically like the Serena Williams of song, dance, stage and screen. Except if she was Serena & Venus combined, in their prime, dominating the men’s tennis tour since the early 2000's. Beyoncé’s husband is by most objective measurements, one of if not *the* greatest rapper of all-time. Yet even at his cockiest, while performing in a genre that's built on braggadocio, Jay-Z would never even jokingly claim to be a bigger star or more talented than his wife. The President and First Lady surprised a school of kids recently. One of the classroom's students told the Commander-and-Chief that she was disappointed when she found out it was Barack not Beyoncé who ended up being the school's mystery guest.
Kids know better. We do too. It's okay. It's nothing to be mad about. Be grateful she seems to handle being superior to us in stride, rather than rubbing it in all of our faces. She does her best to make it seem like she might play along and pretend you were on her level if you met her one day. Which is both sweet and cute.
Speaking of sweet and cute, have you seen young children when they're in the warm embrace of Beyoncé's effervescent presence? It's a powerful thing. Here are five examples of Queen Bey, visiting with the most youthful members of her flock, with the results being flawless. Give thanks and praise. Because if you can actually watch these and hate on a smiling Beyoncé, bringing big grins to the globe's freshest faces...then you have plundered deeply into depths of cynicism and self-loathing we hope to never discover.